AOL Time Warner's European internet arm is planning to ignore broadband and concentrate on a low-tech, low-cost internet service.
Michael Lynton, AOL's European head, told Reuters that, while his company's biggest rivals, Wanadoo and T-Online, are investing in high-speed broadband internet access, AOL Europe is sticking to low-tech.
The company today unveiled a new flat-rate dial-up access plan in France, backing narrowband all the way.
It will offer a €24.99 flat-rate plan to the first 100,000 new and existing customers who sign up, and will add customers as network capacity allows.
"I think there's still a lot of growth to be had in narrowband," Lynton was reported as saying.
He added that the company hopes to introduce a similar product in Germany, but is waiting for regulators to force Deutsche Telekom into offering cheaper wholesale rates.
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